Forget the Socks! 10 Fabulous Father's Day Gifts for Your Dad
- 31 May 2022
- Read Time: 6 mins
Forget the socks this Father's Day! If you're stuck for ideas for the father figure in your life this Father's Day fear not as we've curated an edit of some of the most beautiful and thoughtful Irish gifts around. From the perfect Irish sweater to monogrammed accessories, handmade knives to leather goods, here's our selection of gifts to suit even the most discerning dad this Father's Day.
A personalised kitchen board by Slated. 30cm x 20cm x 5cm. €55 - €67.
Inspired by family tradition and the natural beauty of slate, husband and wife team, Ed and Tara Hammond create beautiful homewares from slate and wood, each piece handcrafted with a family heirloom - a 150-year-old slater’s knife passed down through generations of the Hammond family. Perfect for those who love to cook or entertain, Slated's personalised kitchen board is the perfect gift for Father’s Day. Get your Dad’s name carved in the slate, or a favourite expression - how about ‘Head Chef’? Either way he’ll love the thought that’s gone into such a unique gift.
A handmade bushcraft knife by Smyth Knives. €189.
As a former chef and butcher with a passion for fishing and the great outdoors, knifemaker Paddy Smyth is renowned for his unique style in creating beautiful one off pieces and his ability to craft with Irish bog oak. Bog oak is an extremely hard, almost fossilised wood that is between eight and ten thousand years old. This handmade knife in carbon steel features a hammered textured blade and a handle made of bog oak. The knife comes in an Italian leather sheath and is presented in a solid wood gift box.
STABLE of Ireland’s Irish linen trousers in ‘Seaweed Green’ €280. Denim Holdall Bag €120.
The new range of clothing and accessories by STABLE of Ireland is just perfect for summer and these linen trousers are a great idea for fathers of all ages. Comfortable and breathable, Irish linen is a sustainable fabric, is easy to wear and simply gets better with age. Featuring a drawstring waist and pockets, these trousers are perfect for garden lounging or walks on the beach.
A handmade leather laptop bag by De Bruir. €320.
Based in Co. Kildare, where a tradition of leather work and saddlery is synonymous with the equestrian sector, Garvan de Bruir’s leather goods are designed and handmade in his extraordinary hand built home/ studio which has garnered much media attention. This slimline laptop carrier is available in either brown or black leather and with a flap or zip closure.
The Reefer ribbed zip neck sweater by IrelandsEye. €119.95.
IrelandsEye Knitwear is a family-run company making knitwear in north county Dublin for almost 40 years. Inspired by the Irish landscape and the colours of nature, IrelandsEye designers combine the traditions of Irish knitwear with a modern sensibility. This smart merino wool fisherman’s ‘Reefer Ribbed Zip Neck’ sweater is smart but cosy option for the Dad who loves to be outdoors.
A passport cover in red leather by Holden Leathergoods. €65.
Located on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, Holden Leathergoods specialise in handmade leather accessories including bags, belts and wallets. They have a wide range of options in a myriad of colours. Why not help your Dad get organised with a laptop sleeve or catch-all tray perfect for keys? How about the perfect classic leather washbag or an exquisite travel bag? A great gift coming into the holiday season is the Holden passport cover made from full grain Italian leather with silk lining. Available in black, dark brown, chestnut or red.
Modern Botany’s Multi-purpose Oil. 60ml. €35.
Modern Botany create natural, science led formulations that are suitable for all skin types. This multi-purpose oil is a multi-tasking, nourishing, 100% plant oil designed for face, body and hair. It has a non-greasy texture and absorbs readily making it a perfect one-step solution. Fuss free skincare that’s perfect for the low maintenance man whilst providing all the ingredients necessary to nourish and hydrate both skin and hair. 60ml. €35.
The Bevelled Square Pin in sterling silver by Edge Only. 14.5mm x 14.5mm. €119.
Edge Only founder Jenny Huston creates luxury jewellery with an edge inspired by contemporary culture and music. An ethical luxury brand with a following that includes rock and pop stars, comedians, actors and TV presenters you can be sure your Dad’s getting a very cool piece with an Edge Only design. This sterling silver pin is beautifully understated and designed to be worn either on a lapel or tie.
The 'Ashford Moss no.1’ pocket square by Brendan Joseph. €105.
This luxurious handwoven pocket square by Brendan Joseph is just the ticket for the smartly dressed Dad. The Brendan Joseph label has been featured in many national and international publications for its founder’s attention to detail, keen eye for colour and commitment to his craft. This beautiful pocket square in linen and silk is inspired by the ancient village of Cong between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask and by the moss which grows on the trees in the grounds of Ashford Castle. The pocket square can be monogrammed providing a special element to a thoughtful Father's Day gift.
The 'Native Collection' Chessboard by Caulfield Country Boards. From €315.
The ‘Native Collection’ chessboard by Caulfield Country Boards is lovingly hand-manufactured in Irish-grown, hardwood flaming beech. The beautiful chess board features artwork inspired by the Book of Kells - reminiscent of the town in which Caulfield is based.
The board can be paired with either handcrafted Mullingar pewter pieces or with limestone pieces made by O’Gowna of Naul, Co. Dublin. The limestone pieces are reproductions of the Lewis chess set which is among the earliest known chess sets and which was found on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland in 1831. The pewter pieces are produced by Mullingar Pewter and depict a battle between the Irish and the Vikings.
The board and pieces come in an oak presentation box and Caulfield Country Boards can also engrave the piece making it a very special gift for any chess player.